“As a label manufacturer, we have experienced numerous raw material increases over the past few years. It was these increases that finally pushed me to join FLAG. I was running out of options to lower material costs and after discussing the FLAG program with John McKay, I decided to join. Although the mills have continued to increase pricing, as a group we have experienced lower percentage increases as well as delayed increases. This has led to significant savings over the course of a year. Not only have we benefited from lower label stock costs, the savings have been expanded to lower ink and tooling costs as well. Along with our affiliate membership in IPW, we also have benefited from tremendous savings in UPS shipping & freight charges. I can confidently say that we have received tremendous value as a FLAG member and would highly recommend this program to any label manufacturer.” Paul Mandeville, President, Universal Tag, Inc.
“The bottom line value the ICG has delivered for our members as well as our vendors has been tremendous. Ten years ago John McKay was the first vendor to put together a program for our group. He knows what makes a buying group successful.”Andrew Willie, Executive Director, Independent Carton Group ICG Celebrates 30 Years
“…Over the course of my association with the ICG John McKay, now of FLAG, has always been an excellent and trusted supplier of the organization. Now that John has started his own buying group for the flexo label part of our business, my company Disc Graphics was quick to become one of the first members because we didn’t want to miss out on any of the positive opportunities that I’m sure will follow under John’s leadership.” Don Sinkin, CEO, DISC Graphics
“At 8:30 I sat with my sales rep discussing the strategic growth opportunities within his accounts. One of his accounts is talking about IML as future needs. Something we do not do. While meeting with the rep, I quickly shot a short email to John McKay, within minutes another FLAG Member called promptly, my rep still sitting in front of me, and offered his service as a primary provider and offered his staff’s support as a technical resource to get the right questions in front of the client so we do it right the first time when the time comes. Needless to say, my rep is very pleased he has great strategic support to offer back to his client. The FLAG system works in many ways. This is just one.” Steve Fleissner, President, Model Graphics